Well, if you catch our Instagram stories, you know all about our carpet situation over the past couple years…
The boys have had their share of blow-outs, cereal parties, and paint fails on every nook and cranny of carpet throughout our home. And now thanks to all the rain we’ve been getting, the ground was so wet it seeped through the foundation and into our basement.
So we’re throwing in the towel and saying goodbye to our carpet once and for all!
On the main level, we decided we’re not going to replace the carpet and instead carry our hardwood down from the kitchen and continue it into the main level living room.
We debated for a while on which one to do, carpet or hardwood? Jamie likes the warmth of carpet, but we decided since our mudroom is right off our living room it’s a high traffic area too, so wood it is!
Since we’re saying goodbye to our carpet, that also means it’s time to replace our trim and stair rail! So, we need your help!
Here’s the before…
We’ve also been scheming and dreaming what to do with our stair rails for quite some time now…there are so many fun options. Here’s the inspo for the overall look we’re trying to achieve:
We know we want to incorporate two of these three: black, natural wood, and white. We would be able to do all three if we did wood on our stairs, but Jamie won’t allow it. Our stairs are pretty steep and high, and the last thing we need is our boys falling down them. I’m trying to convince him in just doing a runner, but we’ll see…
So, we need your help! Here are our top four options. Which one is your favorite?
1. Black Railing + Black Balusters + Black Newel
2. White Railing + Metal Balusters + White Newel
3. Black Railing + White Balusters + Black Newel
4. Wood Railing + White Balusters + Wood Newel
So what do you think? Comment below and help us out!
Can’t wait to take you on this carpet and stair rail journey!!